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Research pt. 1

  1. 1. Music Magazine Analysis
  2. 2. Magazine Cover Pages
  3. 3. Sky line: Give a way of posters so it’s up with the mast head to capture audiences attention and to be seen from news stands.Main Image:Use of red, an eye-catching colour, and the first colour your Teasers:eyes are drawn to makes it more Short phrases or words on thebold, image has a lot of impact front cover to tempt the readerthrough colour and pose, also to but the magazinethrough the mask, the wholething draws attention. Mast Head: Biggest text, co-ordinatesBuzz words and with background of main image, contrastingPuffs: background to text. TextTo capture audience attention, behind figure in mainoffers freebies, in the form of image.posters, gig guide andcompetitions. Main Cover Line: Cover Lines: Band title, is as big as mast Band titles biggest text in head, which is unusual, but cover lines, also different this magazines main cover colour, then more information line was a special after the about articles, for the biggest death of one of that band cover lines there is also an members. The text doesn’t image of the band/ celeb co-ordinate with a picture like it usually does, it’s more bold which makes it more eye catching and the use of a pull quote draws Date line, Barcode & Price attention.
  4. 4. Sky line: Big competition so it’s up with the mast head to capture audiences attention and to be seen from news standsMain Cover Line:Band name is the biggest text.Relates to the cover image, pull Mast Head:quote and insight into celebrity Biggest text, co-ordinates withthat audiences want, her pose background of main image,is also welcoming , letting the contrasting background to text.audience in making them feel Text in front of main image.like they’re getting to know her.Text colour co-ordinates withmain image, contrasts, andhighlighted text colour and font Main Image:co-ordinates with outfit. Use of yellow is very bold, welcoming pose to entice audience, and figure leaning to the her left leaves a margin forCover Lines: cover lines, she’s looking directlyBand titles biggest text in at the audience, which drawscover lines, then more attention.information about articles,for the biggest cover linethere is also an image of theband. Buzz words and Puffs: To capture audience attention, offers freebies, in the form of Teasers: posters, gig guide and Short phrases or words on the competitions. front cover to tempt the reader to but the magazine Date line, Barcode & Price
  5. 5. Sky line: Lists band names and a poll to capture audiences attention and to be seen from news standsMain Cover Line:Name of the band is very big,using the bands actually fontand in a colour that contrasts tothe colour scheme to attractattention, use of buzz words like Mast Head:exclusive and revealed also help Biggest text, co-ordinatesto capture attention, and the with background of mainlanguage, slang used relates to image, contrastingwhat is displayed in the main background to text. Textimage, i.e. “spilled his guts” and behind figure in mainhe’s holding a chainsaw. image. Cover Lines: Main Image: Band titles biggest text in Use of red, the most eye catching cover lines, then more colour, the prop co-ordinates in information about articles, colour to the mast head, his the name of the band/title outfit contrast the rest of the of argument contrast in image, use of a plain background colour and size to info. so not to distract detail. Publisher, Date line, Barcode & Price
  6. 6. Mast Head: Sky line & Cover lines: Lists band names and a poll to capture Biggest text, co-ordinates audiences attention and to be seen with background of main from news stands, also cover lines as it image, contrasting adds more information about the background to text. Text bands, gives the main image more behind figure in main impact as it leaves the sides of the image. cover clear Buzz words and Puffs:Main Cover Line & To capture audience attention, offers freebies, in the form of aImage: free album.Name of the band in their ownfont and also the logo, theimage displays the man in avery powerful pose andcaptures attention, the figure isalso in black matching themasthead, the use of locuss todisplay the name of “MachineHead’s” new album, pull quotealso used to gain audiencesinterest. Publisher, Date line, Barcode & Price
  7. 7. Sky line: A saying/quote, has high impact and matches the mainMast Head: image.Contrasts to the rest ofthe page, is bold andnoticable, yet a subtleand not harsh colour. Main Image: The image is very free to interpretation, no text on the page except for mast head andPublisher, Date skyline, making the image have a bigger impact as it’s notline, Barcode & distracted. The image is veryPrice shocking and has high impact itself though, with the thick costume make up, and the implication/imitation of Jesus, links to the sky line, mentioning pain.
  8. 8. Magazine Contents Pages
  9. 9. Contents title, edition number and date Editors letter and note to readers, Witty quote from would talk about a band. issue and the month, picture of the editor to the left before passage. Biggest image, Contents: relates to the separated but sub- biggest/most headings, making it easier important article in to find a certain type/style the magazine. of article with a quick glance.Images relating toarticles, each imagehas a page numberto show whichimages relates towhich article, more Advertisesof a visual contents subscriptions for theas appose to the magazine, at an offerwords. price. Buzz words, in a bold sticker looking shape, catches attention.
  10. 10. Contents title, edition number and dateEditors letter andnote to readers,would talk aboutissue and the month. Witty quote from a band.Biggest image,relates to thebiggest/mostimportant article inthe magazine.Images relating to Contents:articles, each image separated but sub-has a page number headings, making itto show which easier to find aimages relates to certain type/style ofwhich article, more article with a quickof a visual contents glance.as appose to thewords.
  11. 11. Contents title, edition number and date Editors letter and note to readers, would talk about Witty quote from issue and the month. a band. Biggest image, relates to the biggest/most Contents: important article in separated but sub- the magazine. headings, making it easier to find a certain type/style of article with a quickImages relating to glance.articles, each imagehas a page numberto show whichimages relates towhich article, more Advertisesof a visual contents subscriptions for theas appose to the magazine, at an offerwords. price.
  12. 12. Contents, edition and Editors letter and masthead note to readers, would talk about issue and the month, picture of the editor at the top beforeContents: passage.separated into twocolumns, regularbands/artists andfeatured/new, ones, easyto read, with someinformation on eacharticle. Images relating to articles, each image has a page number to show which images relates toReviews separated from which article, morerest of the contents, easier of a visual contentsto find what you want, as appose to thewith the sub contents words.sections
  13. 13. Magazine Articles/Double Page Spreads
  14. 14. Title in big font, taking up almost a half page, key words of the title and description in pink, and buzz word like absolutely in biggest text and with exclamation mark.Image takesup majority ofa whole page,open pose,looking at theaudience, anda black andwhite theme,simple andhonest, whichlinks to thepull quoteused as atitle. Background a grey tone, which compliments the Interview done in question simple black and white colour scheme, and a border form, different background for of what appears to be lights, resembles a typical question texts. Hollywood dressing table mirror.
  15. 15. Image takes up majority ofTitle font all one size, no description, just a pull quote. a whole page but is positioned in the middle of the page; hidden and shadowed pose, looking down, almost hiding, and a red, white and blue theme, resembling the American flag, with the stars on his t- shirt as well, shows nationality, colours usedBackground a plain black, which makes everything in the pullelse contrast more, and accentuates all the colour, quote used asand the shadow on his face. a title.
  16. 16. Title in big font, taking up almost a half page, key words of the title and description in pink. DifferentImage takes fonts used, the font for “wild” supposed to accentuateup over a the meaning of the word.whole page,open pose,looking at theaudience; ablack theme,simple anddark, oftenseen as a“bad boy”and in thiscase girlcolour, alongwith theleather, whichlinks to thetitle of badgirl. Background a plain black, which makes everything Interview done in question else contrast more, but accentuates the dark make- form, different background for up and all black outfit. question texts.
  17. 17. Band name at the topTitle, contrasts corner of each page.the mainbackgroundimage, thecolour matchesthe rest of the Quote beforetext. Title is story,abbreviated, relating toshort and the theme ofsnappy to grab the article,attention. Pull from aquote also used, previoususing another review.big bands name,to gain moreinterest. Background is completely an image, shot of whole band, all directly addressing the camera, the guy in the middle, looks important with his pointing pose, obviously the vocalist.
  18. 18. Quote before story, relating to the theme of Band name at the top the article, from a previous review. corner of each page. Image takes up a whole page, he isTitle of the directlyarticle has a fire addressing thefont, which camera but hisrelates to the face is mostlyactual text of shadowed, itthe title. Tile relates to thetakes up about a fire theme asthird of a page. it looks as if he’s shielding his face from a bright fire. A pull quote is placed almost central in the image. Background a plain black, which makes everything else contrast more, and matches the shadowed look, created by his hand on his face.
  19. 19. Flat Plan
  20. 20. Cover Ad + Contents Feedback + Ad Cover Line Story News + AdIntroducing + Ad News + Ad News Live reviews Live ReviewsLive Reviews + Ad Main Cover Line Main Cover Line Main Cover Line Ad + StoryCover Line Story Ad + Poster Posters Poster + Ad Cover Line StoryAd + Cover Line Story Kerrang Ads New albums Albums +Ad
  21. 21. Ad + Gig Guide Gig Guide Gig Guide Ads Next week + “K Quiz”Back Cover Flat plan for an existing Kerrang magazine.
  22. 22. EvaluationThrough this analysis I have found that for a music magazine front cover the image has to bepowerful, whether it’s through clothes or through stance something has to gain your attention.The metal ones are specifically using the models own style and styling the cover around themoften displaying their name in the own font and will be the second largest text on the page,instead of a cover line, using a band name gains more attention, but other than these smallthings the composure of the front cover follows conventions.For the contents page I’ve seen that mixing a lot of images with the written contents is good,having more of a visual contents captures attention and brings more life and interest to thearticles. Both magazines also feature a insert from the editor, showing the audience must like tohear from the editor and besides it gives a more welcoming feeling to the magazine, makes youfeel that you can trust the contents more if you can grasp what kind of a person the editor is.For the double page spreads colour schemes and main image is the main aspect, the image isusually quite large, often taking up all of or most of a page- and in some cases two pages, and thewhole colour scheme of the article relates to the whole mise en scene of the image. Question foris quite favoured as an interview strategy, I personally looked at a few magazines and theysometimes do fan questions, and quiz the celebrity/band on that. The masthead or descriptionoften contain a pull quote, maybe even some words linking to the mise en scene of the picture,e.g. like “firey” and the picture includes flames, and often in the description the main wordsrelating to the article are highlighted in a different colour.

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